Breathless Waiting

2015.12.24

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us”
(John 1:14)

Reflection:
God’s Word is a revelation of God. When He speaks He reveals Himself – His being, His will and His power. It is a revelation of total majesty, absolute holiness and astounding beauty. We have also come to understand it as a revelation of astonishing love.

Now that Word of God, that expression of Himself, is taking on a completely new dimension. The Word is becoming flesh, ‘being made in human likeness.’ (Philippians 2:7) And in that form and expression He is coming to live amongst humankind.

This is the greatest wonder of them all. That God should ‘become flesh and dwell among us’ – that He should enter into our earthly life as one like us – that He should become as one of us so that we might become one with Him.

Just ‘one more sleep’ and the baby would begin to stir and make His way into the world. Holy Love would reach out to comfort and embrace Mary and strengthen Joseph. And the heavenly host could be imagined holding their breath as they waited for this holy moment.

Response:
Walk these last hours, conscious of the unfolding revelation of God’s great love.

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, whilst so many fail to see, help me to watch and wait in wonder. Amen.

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